Dominican Republic 2011mac Humanitarian Project


Why Batey?

After the privatization by the Dominican State of most of its sugar mills in the 1990s, over 1M people (mostly Haitian migrant cane cutters and their Dominican offspring) living in deep rural “batey” communities were left abandoned and with no clear future. BRA responded to the critical situation by approaching the President of the Republic (Hipólito Mejía), the Director of the State Sugar Council (Victor Manuel Baez) and the Minister of Public Health (Dr. Juan Octavio Ceballos) and present them our plan to install modern medical facilities within these highly impoverished and vulnerable enclaves. All three responded positively, which later led to the significant investment by BRA of more than $120M in social development programs within the bateyes from 1997-2017.

Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies (55) Apply Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies filter The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (4) Apply The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency filter. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. We advocate for effective and principled humanitarian action by all, for all. Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. At the end of her first official visit to the Dominican Republic, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, urged the Government to “send a strong signal that the target of 10 millions of tourists by 2022 is not reached at the expense of exposing further children to the scourge of sexual exploitation.”.

The Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean with almost 5 million visitors annually. Financial ruin and possibly revolution will be the outcome if that were to change.

The logo of the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) uniquely embodies several levels of meaning – four human-like beings representing: 1) the international community, 2) partners, 3) local governments, and 4) beneficiary populations holding hands that suggest cooperation, mutual respect and understanding, sharing and the reinforcement of individual efforts when joined together.

At the same time, the word batey, meaning in Taino Indian, the Community, creates the strongest spiritual value that a Community is everywhere, and that all of its members, regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin or political affiliation, must endeavor to secure its stability, survival and future only by working together in harmony. Finally, the logo’s totality endows a joyful gesture that expresses accomplishment, liberation and spiritual uplift.

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Key Global Updates

  • With generous support from AstraZeneca, Project HOPE is implementing three critical programs in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC): 1) Project ECHO sessions on COVID-19 for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking health providers; 2) Training youth leaders in COVID-19 messaging in Mexico; and 3) Training COVID-19 community health workers in Ecuador to reach underserved and indigenous populations.

  • Project HOPE recently delivered COVID-19 Mental Health and Resiliency training for health care workers in the Dominican Republic and Indonesia.

  • Since June, Project HOPE has reached more than 2,400 participants from 18 countries across LAC with weekly COVID-19 ECHO sessions in Spanish.

  • Project HOPE has procured and delivered more than 680,00 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Colombia.

  • In Ecuador, Master Trainers in Project HOPE’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response curriculum from Catholic University of Cuenca trained 900 health and academic professionals in all eight modules.

  • In coordination with Montgomery County Government in Maryland, Project HOPE has administered more than 2,140 COVID-19 tests through pop-up testing sites.

  • In partnership with the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and ECHO, Project HOPE is training Master Trainers in its COVID-19 Preparedness and Response curriculum. To date, trainers have been trained from Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho, Zambia, Algeria, Mauritania, Sudan, Western Sahara and Egypt.

  • In Indonesia, with support from the UBS Foundation, Project HOPE has trained 976 health care workers in COVID-19 and Infection Prevention and Control modules, reached 28,223 mobile viewers with IPC and COVID-19 treatment for women, infants and children information, and distributed 29,340 pieces of PPE to 16 hospitals.

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Situation Update

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According to the World Health Organization, the week of October 19 – October 25 represented the highest record number of new COVID-19 cases reported globally, amounting to more than 2 million. There are currently more than 44,229,000 cases of COVID-19 globally. The United States has the highest daily incidence, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and France. Of the global total, more than 45% of these cases are in the Americas (as regionally defined by the World Health Organization). The Americas currently represents more cases than all of Europe and Southeast Asia combined with countries like Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador reporting significant increases in the last seven days (26.43%, 19.24%, and 52.71% respectively). Brazil continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the Americas, besides the United States, and saw an 8.02% increase in the last week.

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